Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has criticized the country’s Football Federation (The FA) for arranging a friendly match against
Redknapp can not understand what the benefit of this friendly match is when new season kicks off in few days. Tottenham would face
Tottenham had 5 players in
Redknapp said to the media, “Can someone tell me why you have an international week the week the season is starting?’ fumed Redknapp. ‘Can someone tell me what that is all about? They’ve just been away as a group together to the World Cup.
They’re probably sick of the sight of each other and now they’re going to have an international week before the first week of the season, before we play
… Why? What’s the point of it? A meaningless friendly. The week before the season, when we should be training, working, getting organised for the first game, they won’t be here.”
It seems Tottenham boss really has some logical points that FA officials should consider. It has not been two months
However, in that case, the FA should have organized the match at least two weeks before the start of the Premier League. Both the league and friendly matches are important, but the federation needs to be smart while scheduling.